Vice President, Freemen of England and Wales (A brief profile)

Vice President, Freemen of England and Wales (A brief profile)

Alan Shelley BA (Hons) DLA FRSA               Dip IM (IWM) Eng.Tech. (CEI) MCIM FSTD

Retired Industrial Manager (Linotype Co.) Qualified, apprenticed Engineer, Bell Punch Co. (Sumlock Comptometers)

Born March 1940, Harrow, Middlesex.  Married, with two daughters and four grandchildren.

Chartered Free Burgess and enrolled by patrimony, Freeman of Sudbury, Suffolk. (Corporate franchise 1554).       Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths and Guildsman of the City of London.


1978 – (Admitted by letter from Harry Ward) Individual Member of ‘Freemen of England’

(Official Representative of the Borough Freemen of Sudbury).

1988-90  Warden of F.E. (Mercia/Marches)

1990-95  Elected Deputy President of F.E.

2010-17  Elected Officer Without Portfolio, FEW

2017 –  Elected Vice President of FEW

Relevant Commitments

Executive and Trustee of the Sudbury Freemen

Member, Gloucestershire Local Access Forum (from 2003) responsible for Common Lands and right holdings over Gloucestershire. Hon. Conservator of Highleadon Green, Forest of Dean (for life).

Life Member Cheltenham Civic Society

Life Member National Trust and Member of the Open Spaces Society

Hon. Life Member of the University of Gloucestershire

Past Commitments

Member of Cheltenham and Gloucestershire Chambers of Commerce (6 years)

Member of Cheltenham Crime Prevention Panel (10 years)

Member Management Committee, Cheltenham Victim Support, and Trustee (3yrs)

Governor, Cheltenham Bournside (comprehensive) School & Sixth Form Centre (9 years)



Life Member, Royal Society of St. George, City of London Branch

Life Member, City Livery Club.  Member Wynken De Worde Society, Fleet Street.

Member, Suffolk History Council and of the Suffolk Records Society.

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